Terence McKenna: Novelty Theory, Timewave Zero, and the 2012 Singularity

Have you heard of Terence McKenna?  He experimented with psychedelic drugs for his shamanic experiences and advocated their use back in the second half of the 20th century (he made his transition in 2000).  He was also a student of the I-Ching.  Based on the I-Ching, he developed the “novelty theory”of time-space and the concept of timewave zero singularity in 2012.

We are on the brink of possibilities that will make us literally unrecognizable to ourselves and those possibilities will be realized, not in the next thousand years but in the next 20 years because the acceleration of invention and novelty and information transfer is at this point so rapid. … Our planet is on a collision course with something that we, at our present state of knowledge, don’t have a word for. A black hole is simply a gravitationally massive object, so massive that no light can leave it. What I’m talking about is something like that, except that it isn’t so much gravitationally massive as temporally massive. We are soon to be sucked into the body of eternity. My model points to 11:18 am, Greenwich Mean Time, December 21, 2012 AD. (From an interview “Approaching Timewave Zero” by Terence McKenna, in Magical Blend Magazine, Issue 44, November 1994)

Also check out this two-part presentation by McKenna on the possible nature of reality:
•  Story Time, Part 1 of 2
•  Story Time, Part 2 of 2

What do you think?

What do you wish to do next on the path?


About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in close to 40 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation.   Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways. He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years in a classroom, lecture, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.  
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5 Responses to Terence McKenna: Novelty Theory, Timewave Zero, and the 2012 Singularity

  1. Shachar says:

    That’s very interesting Marc.
    So what do you think that would look like? How would Dec 22 be?
    I have a feeling we will not see much difference, we’ll keep on cutting wood and carrying water… What’s your take on it?


    • Thank you for your comments.

      You’re probably already aware I’ve added text material and embedded supplemental video to my recent blogs and posts which address your questions. Nevertheless, let me restate what I have written in my blog that the projections for December of next year is already happening this year, right now. We are presently going through the anticipated events of December 2012.

      How things will look like depends on the individual’s state and stage of consciousness. Upon attaining moksha or spiritual liberation, every awakened individual becomes totally free to determine his/her set of life experiences, no longer to be bound in the collective experience of the human condition by the dominant collective race consciousness of the human species.

      For the graduates, there will be no more wood to cut or water to carry, in the cosmic realization that they are the very wood they were cutting as well as the very water they were carrying. There is no woodcutter separate and apart from the wood, nor is there a water bearer separate and apart from the water. Duality ceases in the light of realized Oneness.

      Again, thank you for your post.


  2. michael says:

    thank you for this written answer to the question , it was well said – i finally get it after 6 years of trying to understand this stuff. Thank you


    • You are most welcome, Michael.

      Mystics say that: That which we seek is seeking us as much as we are seeking it. I believe the same can be said of you, and that the answer or understanding you have been seeking for six years has found you at last. 😉

      If you happen to live in or visit the S.F. Bay area, drop by our ongoing weekly Thursday evening class for fellowship, meditation and more illumination.

      Peace to you in our oneness.



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